Sunday was a day of good recruiting news for USC basketball coach Frank Martin and his program was included on the short lists of two of his targets, 6-5 Aaron Nesmith of Porter-Gaud and 6-8 Simi Shittu of Vermont Academy. Nesmith is one of the top players in South Carolina for the 2018 class while Shittu is considered to be one of the nationally elite players for the class.
Nesmith recently made an unofficial visit to USC and an official visit to Vanderbilt. The Commodores join the Gamecocks on his list of seven. The others are Florida, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Harvard and Yale.
Shittu, who is a native of Canada, cut his list to a final 10 of USC, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Kentucky, Connecticut, Arizona, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon and New Mexico.